According to the case prosecutor, Jose Luis Perez Caminero, a former player and current director of Atletico Madrid, maintained “constant contact” with one of the leaders of a money laundering structure that changed small banknotes from drug trafficking proceeds into larger bills. He allegedly agreed in March 2009 to change more than $200,000. He was then arrested with nearly $80,000 cash in his car, but later released.
The prosecutor has now ordered proceedings against Caminero and all suspected members of the network. He is thought to be among 14 members who used their bank or notary contacts in Madrid and Valladolid to launder money delivered by Colombian and Mexican drug traffickers to a Madrid jewelry store, reported El Mundo.